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Live-action ‘Cinderella’ proves to be the perfect fit

Cinderella, like other Disney live-action films, puts a twist on the original tale.
March 20, 2015

Cinderella’s infamous glass slippers have seen the silver screen six times since the movie’s original release in 1950, but Disney fans never seem to tire of them. After theatrical successes Maleficent...

CHS winter play ‘Almost, Maine’ has shows cancelled

The play was originally set to premiere Feb. 21.
March 5, 2015

The recent slew of winter weather has led to delays and school cancellations, but it has also had an adverse effect on extracurricular activities. CHS’ winter play Almost, Maine almost went off without...

Athlete Commits: Eunbbie Kim

Athlete Commits: Eunbbie Kim
February 25, 2015

Congratulations to senior Eunbbie Kim who recently committed to play golf at Bucknell University next year. “I started playing golf when I was around 9 years old.” Kim said. “I loved the game,...

CHS students can’t wait to travel ‘Into the Woods’

Students who have seen the Broadway play are excited to see what the movie brings.
December 19, 2014

Be careful what you wish for, especially if what you wish for is a mash-up of famous fairy tales such as Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood. Originally a Broadway...

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ plants seed for program’s success

'Little Shop of Horrors' has two casts, the Ashman cast and the Menken cast, which will each perform on different weekends.
November 20, 2014

Rock music, Motown and a giant, talking plant don’t often mix, but with the help of a talented cast, they are brought to life in Little Shop of Horrors, CHS’ fall musical. Little Shop of Horrors...

Want to be a novelist? Seven tips for certain success

Want to be a novelist? Seven tips for certain success
October 24, 2014

NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an international challenge for people to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in the month of November. If successful, writers are rewarded with free copies...

CHS celebrates Banned Books Week

CHS celebrates Banned Books Week
September 25, 2014

Classics like The Great Gatsby and To Kill a Mockingbird might not seem as if they have much in common with popular young adult novels such as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, but all of these books,...

Nerdfighters await more Green on the big screen

Nerdfighters await more Green on the big screen
September 23, 2014

After The Fault in Our Stars grossed over $48 million in the box office its opening weekend, two more John Green novels, Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska, began their journeys from award-winning books...

‘Maze Runner’ film adaptation ensnares avid fans

'Maze Runner' film adaptation ensnares avid fans
September 23, 2014

Mazes are good for the mind and a fun way to pass the time unless you live in the world of James Dashner’s The Maze Runner where the Glade sits as the only safe haven in an enormous maze filled with...

Arts Academy members prepare Capstone projects

Arts Academy members prepare Capstone projects
May 29, 2014

Ever since she joined the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, senior Leslie Sterling has been preparing to complete her senior capstone project—building her portfolio of photographs, choosing a...

Weast plans to retire

September 30, 2010

After an 11-year career in MCPS, Superintendent Jerry Weast will retire at the end of the school year, leaving a long legacy of reform during his time as superintendent including one of his primary goals,...

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